The Padres beat the Braves 3 – 2 in 12 innings. Yes, that’s what….5 in a row? Ervin Santana took the mound against Ian Kennedy tonite.

In the first, after a BJ walk, Freddie Freeman doubled to right scoring BJ. I thought it was going to be a good night as Kennedy was not exactly sharp.

Ervin pitched 6, gave up 6 hits, 6 KOs, 4 BBs and allowed two runs in the seventh, albeit one scored on a Jordan Walden wild pitch. Ian Kennedy was about the same. He went 5, gave up only 2 hits, but 5 BBs and one earned run…that single, lousy run in the first. We had 11 hits, so there were opportunities all over the place, but we just could not get across the plate.

Similarly, the Padres had one or more men on base in the 2nd and the 4th and the 6th so it’s not exactly like the they took advantage of their opportunities either. Ian Kennedy got several key strikeouts when he needed them….the Braves were 3-16 with runners in scoring position…#%$^%$()(!@#!

The Padres scored 2 runs in the 7th. The Braves tied it up in the 8th when JHey singled, took second on a wild pitch and scored after a CJ single. Gattis who walked is now on 3rd. This was a great time to win it, but Simmons bunted into a fielder’s choice, so Gattis was out at the plate and then Ryan Doumit grounded out to first base.

With the game tied at 2, the Braves rallied in the 12th with a Freeman single, J. Upton double, JHey intentionally walked. We have bases loaded, nobody out. Alas….Gattis grounded into a double play and Chris Johnson grounded out to first.

In the bottom of the 12th, Kimbrel walked Solarte, Gyorko and Nelson. All it took was a stinkin single by Venable over Jason’s head to score Solarte.

After getting spanked by the Dodgers, I felt this series would be different. Lots of talk about Pete, lots of memories, lots of special moments.